A federal trial judge in South Carolina has been reprimanded after a judicial council investigation found a deal he’d made with the country undermined public confidence in the judiciary.

Details of Judge Joseph Dawson III’s conduct were made public in an U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Judicial Council order released Friday. While the initial complaint, filed by court watchers Fix the Court shortly after he was appointed, suggested several improper relationships between Dawson and Charleston County, South Carolina, the final report found only minor infractions that required a public reprimand of the jurists.